Raymond Gutierrez: Single and enjoying it

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Raymond says he enjoys life amid controversies surrounding his sexuality.


With all confidence, Raymond Gutierrez declared: "I'm happy to be single. My friends inspire me [to] work. I like my job."

He said that statement back in the StarStruck press con held at the Marina Restaurant last November 29.


Asked on what he's looking for in a partner, Raymond said: "Ayoko ko na mag-set ng standards e. Kasi 'pag may standards ka, ang dami mong hindi sinasali. For me, you don't look for it. They don't look for love. It just comes."


Raymond's name was included in the list of closet gays in DJ Mo Twister's controversial radio show, Good Times. He has yet to see the controversial DJ. In the said program, KC Montero dropped the name of Raymond when asked about closet gays. After the name dropping, Raymond admitted: "We used to be okay. Marami naman kami sa SOP eh. Minsan, hindi naman kami nagkikita."

Raymond continued saying: "Kanya-kanyang diskarte. I also have personal opinions on other stars but I don't say that in public." However, he added that the issue on his sexuality is just one of the few drawbacks of being a celebrity. "They tend to judge you."

Another downside, according to him is the loss of his own privacy.


Raymond Gutierrez is known to many as the twin brother of Captain Barbell lead star Richard Gutierrez.

When they were kids, Raymond and Richard gained popularity as the cute, chubby, and playful Gutierrez Twins who appeared in several comedies in the late 1980s under Regal Films such as Mga Lahing Pikutin and One Two Bato, Three Four Bapor (The Love Boat).

Now, both of them are fully grown up and took separate careers. His twin, Richard has become one of the most sought-after male lead stars in both TV and film.

On the other hand, Raymond has concentrated on hosting. He is a regular host of MMS (My Music Station) on QTV-11, SOP Gigsters and the upcoming season of StarStruck: The Next Level on GMA-7.

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Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) also asked Raymond why he shied away from acting. He humbly said: "Feeling ko tatawanan ko lang sarili ko. [Chuckles] I can't really picture myself pag naka-on yung camera. I'll leave that to ‘Chard."


Raymond further talks about his career plans—particularly an interest in news and public affairs: "Recently ko lang na-realize na I've wanted to work for the news department. In the future, parang gusto kong i-try yung ibang type of hosting naman like the news. We'll see how that goes but right now, I'm too young pa to be part of the news team. We'll see maybe in the future. Iba yung entertainment sa news eh."


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